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Handbook of Standards and Guidelines in Ergonomics and Human Factors

1st Edition

Edited by Waldemar Karwowski

CRC Press

648 pages

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A comprehensive review of international and national standards and guidelines, this handbook consists of 32 chapters divided into nine sections that cover standardization efforts, anthropometry and working postures, designing manual material, human-computer interaction, occupational health and safety, legal protection, military human factor standards, and sources for human factors and ergonomics standards. The book delineates the role standards and guidelines play in facilitating the design and optimal working conditions in regards to occupational safety and health as well as system performance in the context of technological advances and opportunities for economic development worldwide.


"This volume will evolve into a valuable and unique handbook for everyone designing and/or evaluating work systems. It does belong on the book shelf of all good technical libraries….it will provide most professionals with an invaluable and unique guide to better contemporary human factors evaluation and design."


Table of Contents

Standardization Efforts in Human Factors and Ergonomics

An Overview of the International Standardization Efforts in Human Factors and Ergonomics, B. Sherehiy, D. Rodrick, and W. Karwowski

Positioning Ergonomics Standards and Standardization, J. Dul, H.J. de Vries

Ergonomics Performance Standards and Regulations–Their Scientific and Operational Basis, T.J. Smith and O. Mehri

Nature of HF/E Standards and Guidelines

National Standardization Efforts in Ergonomics and Human Factors, H.A. Priest, K.A. Wilson, and E. Salas

Overview of National and International Standards and Guidelines, C. Stuart-Buttle

Balancing Stakeholder Representation: An Example of Stakeholder Involvement in Ergonomics Standardization, H. Willemse, H.J. de Vries, and J. Dul

Some Ergonomics Standards in Ancient China, P-L.P. Rau

Engineering Anthropometry and Working Postures

Standards in Anthropometry, A. Seidl and H. Bubb

Evaluation of Static Working Postures, N. Delleman and J. Dul,

Evaluation of Working Postures and Movements in Relation to Machinery, N. Delleman and J. Dul

Standards on Physical Work: Demands in the Construction Industry, H.F. van der Molen and N.J. Delleman

Safety of Machinery and Human Physical Performance: Manual Handling of Machinery and Component Parts of Machinery, K.G. Schaub

Design and Evaluation of Manual Material Handling Tasks.

Repetitive Actions and Movements of the Upper Limbs, E. Occhipinti and D. Colombini

Ergonomics of Manual Handling;Part 1: Lifting and Carrying, K.G. Schaub

Ergonomics of Manual Handling–Part 2: Pushing and Pulling, K.G. Schaub and P. Schaefer

Recommended Force Limits For Machinery Operation: A New Approach Reflecting User Group Characteristics, P. Schaefer and K.G. Schaub

Guidelines for the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Italian Experience, E. Occhipinti, D. Colombini, and A. Grieco

Assessment of Manual Material Handling Based on Key Indicators: German Guidelines, U. Steinberg, G. Caffier, and F. Liebers

Human-Computer Interaction

Standards, Guidelines, and Style Guides for Human-Computer Interaction, T. Stewart

Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations: HFES Draft Standard for Trial Use, T. Albin

Practical Universal Design Guidelines: A New Proposal, K. Yamazaki, T. Yamaoka, A. Okada, S. Saitoh, M. Nomura, K. Yanagida, and S. Horino

Virtual Environment Usage Protocols, K.M. Stanney, D.A. Graeber, and R.S. Kennedy

Location and Arrangement of Displays and Control Actuators, R.W. Proctor and K-P.L. Vu

Management of Occupational Safety and Health

The Benefits of Occupational Health and Safety Standards, D.A. Coelho, J.C. de Oliveira

World Trends in Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, P.K. Nag and A. Nag

European Union Legal Standards on Risk Assessment, K. Frick

ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems, D. Podgorski

Safety and Legal Protection Standards

Printed Warning Signs, Tags, and Labels: Their Choice, Design, and Expectation of Success, C.A. Cacha

Record Keeping and Statistics in Safety and Risk Management, C.A. Cacha

User Needs in Standard; Older People and People With Disabilities, A. Ferguson

Military Human Factors Standards

The Role of Human Systems Integration Standards in the Modern Department of Defense Acquisition Process, J. McDaniel and G. Chaikin

Sources of Human Factors and Ergonomics Standards

Sources and Bibliography of Selected Human Factors and Ergonomics Standards, D. Rodrick and W. Karwowski

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety